The Godhead “Oneness of God”
The Godhead is the doctrine of the oneness of God. In the Bible, the idea of the ‘Godhead’ and of God being one is referenced several times, including Zechariah 14:9; Matthew 23:9; Mark 12:29-32; John 8:41, 10:30; Galatians 3:20; 1Timothy 2:5; Malachi 2:10. References to one God and one Father include: 1 Corinthians 8:6-7; Ephesians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 1:2-3; John 17:3; James 2:19.
God is the self-existing one with neither a beginning nor ending of days.
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the eternal one, the creator of all things, and the father of all humanity by creation.
God is a spirit (John 4:24), the eternal one, and father in creation.
He is the creator of all things and of all men, thus the father of creation. He is the first and the last, and besides Him there is no other (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him, neither shall there be after Him. The title “Father” used by Jesus refers to His deity.
The Son is the Savior in Redemption and the Mediator.
The title son refers to humanity. Jesus is the son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the spirit. Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 1:23) – God made flesh (John 1:1-14). He is God revealed and manifested in the flesh (1Timothy 3:16). He is He who was and is and is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8). To this, Jesus Himself testified when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11), and “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
Since it took the shedding of blood for the remission of sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), God as the father (being a spirit) had no blood to shed. Therefore, He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5), that He might fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 43:11, “beside me there is no saviour.” Luke 2:11 states, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Hebrews 1:3 refers to Jesus as “the express image of [God’s] person.” This is why Jesus boldly proclaimed in John 14:9, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” The word used by Jesus and by deity (such as the Jordan River baptism) refers to humanity.
The Bible calls the Godhead a mystery. While it is a mystery to the world (Luke 10:21-22), it is revealed to those who believe (1 Timothy 3:16, Colossians 2:9 and Romans 1:20). Why did Jesus tell Philip, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” in John 14:9? The answer is because Jesus is the express image of God’s person (Hebrews 1:3). The Greek word for person in this verse literally means “substance.” Hence, Jesus is the very substance of God. The scriptures show that all the Godhead is revealed in one person, and that person is Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:19, 2:9; Hebrews 1:3).
The Holy Ghost is the Comforter, Indwelling Spirit, Keeper and Sustainer.
The Holy Ghost is not the third person in the Godhead, but rather the manifestation of the Spirit of God (the Creator) and of the resurrected Christ, which comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of all men who will obey the gospel (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:11). The Holy Ghost is the comforter, sustainer, and keeper. When we use the title “Holy Ghost” or when Jesus used it referring ahead to this era, we are referring to the indwelling God who works in human lives for regeneration by His Spirit since the day of Pentecost.
There is only one God.
There are not three Gods or three divine persons, but three manifestations of one God – Jesus Christ, God in flesh – made known to us by the revealed face of God. Some may use 1 John 5:7 to support the doctrine of the Trinity: “For there are three that bare record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these are one.” Note that the scripture says the Father (creator of all, the Word), the Son (the Word made flesh), and the Holy Ghost (the Comforter), are not three IN one, but ARE one. Others may argue that there are three persons in the Godhead – with Jesus (the Son) being the second person, God (the Father) being the first, and the
Holy Ghost being the third. This teaching is erroneous and unbiblical. The scriptures plainly declare that there is no trinity but only one. In Deuteronomy 6:4 we read, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one LORD.” This shows that there is only one Lord. Matthew 23:9 states, “And call no man father upon earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven”. This shows that there is but one Father, which is creator of all, and one spirit. Ephesians 4:4 declares, “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.” This shows that there is only one Spirit of the living God. “Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).
According to scripture, there is only ONE God with three different manifestations, positions or offices that He fulfills. One man can simultaneously serve as a father, son, husband, pastor, and an author; however, these are simply roles or titles all fulfilled by one person.
At KCC, we believe that although expressed in separate manifestations, the God we serve is ONE.